How to prevent hummingbird feeder from woodpeckers?

by Jka27598875

Used all types of hummingbird feeders. The latest version is just rounded glass with holes. The birds hang from the top and splatter out the liquid. They scare the hummingbirds and i am left with mess, ants and bees.

  5 answers
  • Landsharkinnc Landsharkinnc on May 31, 2018

    location ... and put out a feeder just for them -- larger, hold more, in a more open area where they have better 'flyway' ... move the smaller feeders up close to your house, under the porch overhang, in front of windows ... you can paint a dab of red around the holes rather than cutting/gluing --- and hang with light weight wire, or cord around the bottom ( now the 'top ) of the bottle ...

  • Deanna Perata Deanna Perata on Jun 01, 2018

    Buy a hummingbird feeder with the yellow flowers on it and the perch for them to stand on...they like that. My husband broke a flower off of one of the feeders so the bigger birds come to that one to drink and leave the other ones to the hummingbirds..that might help fed both of them

  • Jka27598875 Jka27598875 on Jun 01, 2018

    Thanks but the woodpeckers remove the flowers themselves (that is why I am buying the ones with holes only) and nothing to support them. They will not let the hummingbirds get even close. They attache themselves on top of the feeder (upside down) Don't get any water they just hang trying to get to it. All they manage to spill the nectar on the ground/patio and then the other problems start (ant, bees) But thank you. I pretty much gave up on that.

  • Jka27598875 Jka27598875 on Jun 01, 2018

    The idea of a disk helped a lot a little difficult to put it all together. Looks very homemade but it gave me an idea. Then went on Amazon and found variety of covers which were recommended for other critters and think If I turn some of these items upside down, it may solve my problems. So, yes it was very helpful and I hope people in Fountain Hills AZ read this because I live here as well and woodpeckers are real pests.

    Thank you.